Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Bernie Wrightson in The Witching Hour

This was a shilling well spent. Behind a wonderfully atmospheric cover, there lurks an Alex Toth story and then the brilliantly drawn "...And In A Far-Off Land." Bernie Wrightson and Steve Skeates sneaked some swords and sorcery into a mystery comic and blew my poor young mind.

Cover art by Mike Sekowsky with inks by Nick Cardy - June-July 1969
Here's a taster of the very early Bernie Wrightson art,
which instantly sent him into my list of Top Ten artists.
Art by Bernie Wrightson, story by Steve Skeates